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Damietta Port

Damietta Port is situated 10.5 km. west of the Nile river of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and 70 km. away from Port Said Port. The port installations extend on an area of 11.8 sq. Km. The port is bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters.

Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 17373
Approval Date 9/11/2009
Time Zone : +2 GMT
UNCTAD Code EGDAM
Wave Code (VHF) 14-16
ISPS Code Source

Coordinate

Long 31 o 48 / E
Lat 31 o 23 / N

Natural Characteristics

Weather Mild
Water Density 1.025 g/cm3
Raining Season Autumn – winter
Tidal range and flow 0.61 m.

Port Description

Geographical Overview

Entrance Channel

11.4 km. long, 15 m. deep, and 300 m. wide gradually decreasing to reach 250 m. at the breakwater fringe, the approach channel is bordered by 18 nightly-lit buoys.

Breakwaters

The western breakwater is 1640 m. long with 140 m. land-based and 1500 m. sea-based area. The eastern breakwater is 750 m. long with 200 m. land-based and 550 sea-based area. Both breakwaters are made of stacked artificial acrobod piles topped with a concrete head.

Barge Channel

The barge channel consists of two sections; one is 1350 m. long connecting the barge dock to the sea and the other is 3750 m. connecting the basin to the Nile branch. The barge dock area is 250×250 m comprising a 250 m. long, 5m. deep quay.

Turning Dock

The turning dock diameter is 500 m. with 14.5 m. depth at the container berth, and 12 m. depth at the general cargo berth.

Port Specifications

Port Specifications

Total Area 11800000 m2.
Land Area 8500000 m2.
Water Area 3300000 m2.
Total Warehouses Area 0.1 km2 (142510 m2).
Total Yards Area 0.25 km2 (254231 m2).
Total Silos Area 0.09 km2 (98304 m2).

Maximum capacity 19.75 million tons annually,as follows:

  • 7 million ton (General Cargo).
  • 7.50 million ton (Dry Bulk).
  • 5.25 million tons containerized cargo.
  • TEU Capacity 1.2 million TEUs.
  • Max. Ship Size 14.5 m. draft-vessels.
  • Working Hours Throughout 24 hours (in 3 shifts).

Navigation

Navigation Channels

Entrance Channel 11.3 km. Length, 300 m. width, 15 m. depts.

Barge Channel 4.5 km. length, 90 m. width, 5 m. depth

Pilotage

Pilotage is compulsory. Pilotage charges are payable in accordance with decree 60/1988 (concerning Egyptian vessels) and decree 73/1988 (concerning foreign vessels). Transshipment Containers are accorded 20-50% reduction according to decree 40/1990. Container carriers transiting the Egyptian ports are accorded 75% reduction.

Pilots

Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 6
First Pilot 4
Second Pilot 4
Third Pilot 4

Berths

Berths Information according to their types

Berth Type Number of Berths Auxiliary Berths Length (m.) Depth (m.)
Container 4 1،2،3،4 1050 14.5
General Cargo 4 5،6،7،8 800 12
Bulk 4 9،10،11،12 900 12
Grains 2 13،14 600 14.5
Oil 2 15،16 600 14.5
Gas 2 800 14
Total 18 4750

Port Services and Facilities

Repairs

Mechanical dock: with dimensions 12*42 m

Supply and Bunkering

  • Bunkering vessels: The water is available in 3 tanks of 2300m2 capacity, taps are available on all berths
  • Fresh water
  • Food stuff
  • Accomodation requirements
  • Electrical requirements
  • Machinery requirements
  • Oils
  • Fumigation

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Medical facilities
  • Pollution combating
  • Fire fighting
  • Rescue operations

Contacts

Address Damietta Port Authority. P.O. Box. 13 Damietta
Telephone 057/290940 – 290941 – 290942
Fax 057/290930
Telex 62204 DAMPA UN
Internet

Port Security officer

Telephone +2057/290940 – 290941 – 290942 – 290944 – 290954 – 290956
Fax +2057/290930
Radio Terminal Channel 14 for Naval Services
Radar Tower External Tel: 290 964- Wireless channel 14.

Transfers from Damietta Port

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